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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #690 on: April 24, 2009, 08:33:19 AM »
I really like Beowulf.  But then, I read it in Old English... most translations don't do it justice (though Heaney's is decent).
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #691 on: April 24, 2009, 11:51:41 AM »
Seamus Heaney?
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #692 on: April 24, 2009, 02:01:43 PM »
That's the one.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #693 on: April 24, 2009, 11:39:15 PM »
I have his edition (the bilingual one). Cool cover.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #694 on: April 27, 2009, 06:39:53 PM »
Finished Unclean Spirits by MLN Hanover (Daniel Abraham).   Loved it.

Tried to read The Bone Dolls Twin by Lynn Flewelling.  Bailed after 12 pages.

Reading Duma Key by King.  50 pages in.  Getting some good ramp up, and had a GREAT idea for my current WIP short story while reading it.  More of a stylistic/presentational sort of thing, and not a plot one. 
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #695 on: May 08, 2009, 05:10:53 PM »
Finished TURN COAT by Butcher. I have mixed feelings about it.

Now I am reading the stack of books my friend let me borrow because I don't want to spend moolah right now.

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CAVERN OF BLACK ICE
PERDIDO STREET STATION (a re-read for me - I need that "feel" for something I'm working on)
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #696 on: May 10, 2009, 06:56:09 AM »
Currently have Terry Pratchett's Making Money out from the library. It is, 100%, everything I've come to expect from a Discworld novel, and is a fantastic follow-up to Going Postal.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #697 on: May 10, 2009, 12:05:56 PM »
Started studying Fechtbücher.  Read what Passchen has to say on Ringen, and now I'm starting into the longsword treatise attributed to Döbringer.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #698 on: May 11, 2009, 09:51:54 PM »
I didn't particularly like Making Money when I first read it, but when I read it again recently it was much funnier. It seemed more topical and relevant than two years ago.

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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #699 on: May 12, 2009, 06:45:02 PM »
Reading Havemercy by Jones and Bennett.  I really like the way they've written the book.  Don't see much of a plot so far though.  Has had a bit more sexual tension of the "other persuasion" than I usually care to read about.  If it keeps on in this mien I might have to bail.  Would be unfortunate.  Their writing is really quite good.

Don't know what I'll get to next.  Looking for something good and trying to keep myself from picking up Deadhouse Gates for the third time.  I just read an interview with Steven Erikson the other day and he seemed like a really smart but decent guy.  Makes not reading his books all the more difficult.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #700 on: May 12, 2009, 06:49:53 PM »
I finished Making Money last night. Very funny all throughout, and the courtroom scene was epic. ;D

Still, I was a little disappointed that the stakes never felt quite as high as they did in Going Postal. It was fun and all, but we never get a "the post office is on fire" moment from it, and as dangerous opponents go Cosmo Lavish had more of Crispin Horsefry than Reacher Gilt.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #701 on: May 13, 2009, 05:51:21 PM »
I'm reading Flora Segunda by Ysabeau S. Wilce, and it is amazing. It's young adult, but the world she had built feels so amazingly real. I love that the main character lives in Crackpot Hall which has 11,000 rooms  but only one potty they can get to.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #702 on: May 13, 2009, 09:41:53 PM »
…'crackpot?' What??  ???
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #703 on: May 13, 2009, 10:16:40 PM »
That's the name of the building. It's clearly meant to be humorous.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #704 on: May 13, 2009, 10:20:50 PM »
Sorry for being unclear. I meant by that post something more like 'does the name of the building have any significance to those who live inside the building? or is it purely for humour's sake?'
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